Practicing regularly allows you to compare how you feel from one session to another. You’ll discover what works and what doesn’t. Through long periods of yoga practice, you also become aware of yoga’s subtle effects and how yoga affects your mental and emotional state.
On the surface, it’s easy to think that doing yoga asanas is simply another way of getting exercise to increase strength and flexibility. However it’s much more than physical exercise in so many ways. Yoga influences important aspects of health such as emotional balance, mental state, blood circulation, and overall energy. Proper breathing — a key component of yoga — is necessary to achieve the full benefits of asanas.